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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    Thanks for all the battery advice on the 400B - I'll investigate these suggestions

    Phil
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    I have a couple of 400B kits from the early 2000s which came with the "Super" battery and charger. The batteries are now almost useless after being left idle for a number of years.

    Do any or all...
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    Lotus 20x24 set up for some "socially distanced" lockdown portraits early last year. I used paper negatives hence needing the lights up so close.
  4. Jobo "donut" spacer for 2500 series tanks....top or bottom of tank?

    A question for any Jobo users with experience of the 92066 black donut shaped chemical displacer in a 2500 tank.....should it go at the bottom of the tank or the top above the reels?

    And any...
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    Re: Polaroids (and Fujiroids)

    12 year expired FP-100c in a Fuji Fotorama FP-1 camera
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    Re: 11x14" vs. 7x17"

    Lots to consider here. One big difference might be the portability of your next camera. Many backpacks won’t fit a 11x14 camera but the narrower dimensions of a 7x17 might. Just a thought.
  7. Re: De Vere 5108, negative carrier and timer questions

    Not sure if this helps but it's only 35

    https://www.secondhanddarkroom.co.uk/product/connecting-cable-for-devere-transtab-units/
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    Re: kodak Tmax RS developer formula

    I once switched to non-RS TMax developer for sheet film due to difficulties getting RS. Even with distilled water I somehow managed to get dichroic fogging.....YMMV
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    Re: Devere 515 lift pins

    Thanks - I didn't hear back from Odyssey but I have had some identical replacements made.
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    Re: My 90mm Angulon arrived

    Lighter fluid might free it up in the short term....I've used it in an emergency on a Synchro-Compur. Run a drop down the back of the cocking lever and try to work it.
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    Devere 515 lift pins

    Just bringing my Devere 515 enlarger out of storage and into its new home and I've mislaid a few small parts.

    Can anybody give me the dimensions of the head lift pins for the 515?

    I'm not sure...
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    Re: 360mm Lenses for 8x10

    Ages ago I bought a new 350/11 Schneider Apo Tele Xenar (not really a telephoto lens) which is surprisingly light in a Copal 1 and easy to use on a wooden 8x10. Despite being f/11 it is easy enough...
  13. Re: Jobo Expert Drum versus 2500 drum + 2509N Reel

    I have used both systems and although loading the 2509n reels is not hard I have had some odd processing artefacts (eg chemical swirls?) using this method. I never conclusively solved it. I have had...
  14. Re: (Talk me out of) offering people at scenic tourist site to have their LF photo ta

    Same idea using an adapted camera to make a LF paper neg which is rephotographed, yielding a (rather contrasty) positive print. Chemicals are inside camera back, bucket of rinse water below tripod....
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Hetch Hetchy pebble

    4x5 Technika
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Sea Stacks, Second Beach, Olympic NP

    6x12cm on Technika.
  17. Re: Difference Between Arca-Swiss "N" & "Non-N" Type Cameras

    Can anybody confirm the position and type of "N" marking I should be looking for on either adapter or screen? A photo would be really helpful for the archive!
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    Re: Using electronic flash with LF cameras

    I have been using paper negs in an old passport camera. In the studio I use 3 x 500w flash heads on full power with softbox diffusor screens removed pointing at a subject at a distance of about 1.5...
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    Re: Use of slots on a Sinar's standard?

    I use mine to secure an AWB wind stabilizer for long lenses.....
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    Re: 100/105mm "tweener" lenses for 4x5/6x12?

    I have used the Apo-Symmar 100/5.6 on 6x12cm with excellent results right out to the corners, even when printed big.........
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    Re: 210mm for 8x10"

    If it is in Copal 1 I imagine that the scales from a G-Claron 210/9 would work?
  22. Re: Focusing/composing graflok back for Cambo Wide 470

    Often a complete Cambo monorail such as SC, SCX, etc, can be has for relatively little money these days. This would give you other parts to possibly sell to offset the outlay.
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    Re: 240v Nocon timer in USA?

    Thanks for all the suggestion - I "adapted" a plug connector as per the advice here: https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/connecting-safelight-to-ilford-multigrade-500-controler.141235/ by sawing...
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    Re: 240v Nocon timer in USA?

    I guess I need to either use it or make it usable to somebody else (eg to sell). Both of these mean figuring it out.
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    Re: 240v Nocon timer in USA?

    It seems that the connector is discontinued. Anybody know of a source for the plug? I'm attaching a better image from elsewhere.
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    Re: 240v Nocon timer in USA?

    Thanks Bob it's the square one I need. I've found the reference by looking inside. Seems I need a Bulgin PX0770 6A plug (the socket is a Bulgin P780).
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    Re: 240v Nocon timer in USA?

    One more question.....what do you call the plug type for the socket on the back of Nocon to connect the enlarger, and does anybody know of a source for them?

    Thanks for any info.
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    Re: 240v Nocon timer in USA?

    Hmm. Cycles are not mentioned on the casing but I didn't think about the timing - just the voltage!
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    240v Nocon timer in USA?

    Can you use a 240v model Nocon enlarger timer on 120v (USA) electrics?

    If not is there a workaround, such as a transformer? Is a transformer needed either side of the timer? (in other words to...
  30. Re: Cambo Wide DS - does it work with XL lenses only?

    I agree that the lens panel for this was usually "short" regardless of lens and the flange focal distance was made up by an appropriate rear spacer.
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    Re: Copal shutter size 0 aperture pole

    Some of the last Copal 0 and 1 shutters made did indeed have click stop apertures in third stops. For example my Apo Symmar L lenses have this feature.
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    Re: What shutter is this?

    Thanks for all the responses - I didn't spot the threads on the shutter connection so assumed I needed a bulb and tubing!
  33. Re: materials question: inox or pvc for stuff into contact with darkroom chemicals?

    Some sink manufacturers are using polypropylene instead of PVC now (I'm told it doesn't go as brittle or rigid with age and exposure to chemicals). Not sure if that is any easier to work with?
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    What shutter is this?

    Just came across this large shutter that I put away for a LF project some time ago and forgot about.

    I'm not really familiar with older shutters and their operation - can anybody shed some light...
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    Re: Print squeegee panel anybody?

    So fix for about half the total time, quick rinse then paste on the squeegee panel to view? Then back into the fixer I guess.

    Thanks for all the input so far - it's really helping me to think...
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    Print squeegee panel anybody?

    I'm fitting out a darkroom and have been considering adding a print squeegee panel at the back of the sink to view/compare test prints under standard conditions.

    Does anyone else use one?

    If...
  37. Re: Balham Optics (south London) Liquidation?

    Useful information, thanks for sharing.
  38. Re: Using Jobo 2500 Tank on an Ilford spindle motor base

    Would the oversize lid flange of the Jobo 2500 cause it to sit up at the lid end? Ilford drums are identical height both ends IIRC.
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    Re: Jobo Maxilux settings for colour?

    Just to follow this up......the No.2 setting works well for Crystal Archive paper.

    Thanks to all who helped.
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    Re: Replacement 8x10 darkslides

    Also look out for 18x24cm versions of the Fidelity from Europe which can sometimes be obtained for reasonable money - the slides are the same as 8x10 inch version.
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